Getting Hired After the Military

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Getting Hired After the Military
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Mon, 11-28-2011 - 1:35pm

My brother has been out since the spring, and he has yet to find a job. I always thought that there was job placement assistance, but I guess it hasn't quite worked out for him.

Apparently, this is faily common now. I found this article on CNN about how hard it is for veterans to find a job today: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/21/living/hired-after-military-cb/index.html

Have you thought about life after the military as far as jobs go?

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Registered: 03-06-1998
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 8:17pm

When my DH retired, he sent over 1000 resumes before he found a job.



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Registered: 05-18-2006
Wed, 11-30-2011 - 2:49pm

My gf's husband (an NCO)

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Registered: 05-18-2006
Wed, 11-30-2011 - 2:50pm

My gf's husband (an NCO)

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Registered: 11-26-2011
Thu, 12-29-2011 - 9:38pm

As a retired military person (24 years USAF) I would highly recommend anyone staying in if possible since it is tough these days to get a civilian job. Certain military jobs are much more adoptable than others to the civilian market. One thing that is of interest for this year is a new ruling that gives employers special tax breaks if they hire military veterans. Check into military.com for additional information.

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Registered: 11-26-2011
Thu, 12-29-2011 - 9:46pm

Have your military relation log onto www.usajobs.gov